Tag Archives: Migrant labour

Complicit Networks and Precarity in Singapore

A fifth article for an upcoming special issue on Precarity in Asia is Chuanfei Chin‘s “Precarious Work and its Complicit Network: Migrant Labour in Singapore” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1572209). Chuanfei is from the Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore. The abstract … Continue reading

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Working on the Border

In a new book review, Kyoko Kusakabe of the Department of Development and Sustainability at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand discusses Border Capitalism, Disrupted: Precarity and Struggle in a Southeast Asian Industrial Zone, authored by Stephen Campbell. Published … Continue reading

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Families, Caring and Filipina Migrants

In a new book review at the JCA publisher’s site, Jan-Jan Soon of the School of Economics, Finance & Banking at Universiti Utara Malaysia considers The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age. Authored by … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi migrants and Singapore

Bangladeshi Migration to Singapore: A Process-Oriented Approach, a new book from Springer, is reviewed by Mathew Mathews of the Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Mathews observes that: “In … Continue reading

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Production Politics and Migrant Labour

In a new review, labour specialist Andrew Brown reviews Production Politics and Migrant Labour Regimes: Guest Workers in Asia and the Gulf by Charanpal Singh Bal (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1355407), published by Palgrave Macmillan. Brown states that this “excellent book” helps us … Continue reading

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China’s migrant workers

In a new book review, JCA author Tu Phuong Nguyen writes about a new book by Pun Ngai titled Migrant Labor in China: Post-Socialist Transformations (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1197960). Published by Polity Press, Migrant Labor in China: Post-Socialist Transformations is, according to … Continue reading

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Production Politics and Migrant Labour Advocacy in Singapore

Charanpal S. Bal, who recently completed his PhD at Murdoch University’s Asia Research Centre, has published his first major journal article with JCA. The article examines the issue of migrant workers in Singapore. Charan’s abstract states: Since 2005, NGO activism, … Continue reading

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